Original
66 Ratings
Bodegas Faustino V Reserva
$225.48 USD
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Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

Bright, intense cherry-red with tawny rim. Intense, with fine toasty notes from the oak and hints of red berries against a light background of stewed fruit. Notes of vanilla and spices contributed by the oak during cask ageing. Round, velvety and meaty with a lovely integration of the sweet tannins from the grapes and those from the wood, resulting in a smooth yet robust wine.

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    Its colour is bright, intense cherry-red with a tawny rim. This Rioja from the prestigious Bodega Faustino has intense aromas, with fine toasty notes from the oak and hints of red berries against a light background of stewed fruit. Notes of vanilla and spices contributed by the oak during cask ageing. On the palate, it is round, velvety and meaty with a lovely integration of the sweet tannins from the grapes and those from the wood, resulting in a smooth yet robust wine. Serving suggestion: Serve at 18°-19°C. Can be kept up to 20 years, but best after 7 to 9 years - ageing in optimum conditions.

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/06